Drought Tolerant Calendula Officinalis Wild Flower Seed Mix

Calendula Seeds - Mix

Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 72,575

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 16 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through fall

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Calendula Officinalis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Lightly cover with peat moss

Sowing Rate: 7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 18 pounds per acre or 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis Mix) - This wildflower seed produces an annual or short-lived herbaceous perennial that grows from 16 - 24 inches tall. The flowers are daisy-like and come in colors of orange or yellow with single or double rows of petals. Calendula seeds grow easily and the flowers make a great addition to any garden, offering both flowers and foliage that are edible. Calendula has a tangy, peppery taste and is often used in soups and salads.

Attractive blooms

Calendula flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies and beneficial insects such as ladybugs, hoverflies, and lacewings with their sweet nectar.

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Calendula seed | mix

How to grow

How To Grow Calendula From Seed: Sow Pot Marigold seeds in cell packs, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70F, germination averages 7 - 14 days. Or direct sow seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed in the spring. Lightly cover the flower seeds with peat moss, and sow 6 seeds per foot. Thin to 8 - 12 inches apart.

These plants prefer full sun, moderate water, and almost any soil with good drainage will work. Calendula flowers are long-lasting cut, and they attract bees and butterflies. Pot Marigolds perform the best in cool weather, and they can grow fall-spring in mild winter areas.  Although prefer moderate water, they are quite resistant to drought.

  • Sowing Rate: 7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 18 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects
  • Depth: Lightly cover with peat moss
calendula seeds mix

Flower Specifications

The plant has terrific pest-fighting abilities as well. Its flowers attract good bugs into the garden and help repel the less desirous bugs. Also called Pot Marigold, Calendula grows quickly from wild flower seed, blooms heavily, and then dies with the first heavy frost. It will grow in all regions of North America and good for xeriscape  landscaping where water conservation is important.

  • Height: 16- 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes